Stefano Monti PhD

Associate Professor, Computational Biomedicine

Associate Professor, Biostatistics

75 E. Newton St | (617) 414-7031
Stefano Monti
Sections

Computational Biomedicine

Centers

BU-BMC Cancer Center

Evans Center for Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research

Biography

Stefano Monti is a Computational Biologist and joined the BU faculty in January 2011 in the section of Computational Biomedicine, with joint appointments in the Biostatistics Department and the Bioinformatics program. Monti received his Ph.D. in Intelligent Systems and Artificial Intelligence from the University of Pittsburgh, and completed his training with a post-doctoral fellowship at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon. His doctoral and post-doctoral research focused on the development of machine learning and knowledge discovery methodologies, with a particular emphasis on probabilistic reasoning and Bayesian approaches to modeling biomedical data. Since 2001, he has worked in the field of Cancer Genomics, first as a Research Scientist at the Whitehead Institute’s Center for Genome Research, and later as a Computational Biologist in the Cancer Program at the Broad Institute.

Dr. Monti's laboratory integrates systems biology, machine learning, and bioinformatics approaches to investigate the molecular drivers of human disease, with the goals of advancing prevention and care. This multidisciplinary effort relies on the development of novel computational methodologies, and on the design of experiments based on the generation and integrative analysis of high-throughput multi-omics data, with the goal of identifying novel therapeutic targets and developing accurate diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers. Specific areas of research include the study of the molecular mechanisms of tumor initiation and progression and of the role played in it by environmental exposure, as well as the study of the biological factors contributing to healthy aging and extreme longevity.

Other Positions

Education

Artificial Intelligence, PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1999

Artificial Intelligence, MS, University of Pittsburgh, 1995

Computer Science, MS, University of Houston, 1993

Computer Science, BS, Università degli Studi di Udine, 1991

Publications

Published on 9/27/2021

Reed ER, Monti S. Multi-resolution characterization of molecular taxonomies in bulk and single-cell transcriptomics data. Nucleic Acids Res. 2021 Sep 27; 49(17):e98. PMID: 34226941.

Published on 7/29/2021

Kim S, Reed E, Monti S, Schlezinger JJ. A Data-Driven Transcriptional Taxonomy of Adipogenic Chemicals to Identify White and Brite Adipogens. Environ Health Perspect. 2021 Jul; 129(7):77006. PMID: 34323617.

Published on 7/13/2021

Hicks-Berthet J, Ning B, Federico A, Tilston-Lunel A, Matschulat A, Ai X, Lenburg ME, Beane J, Monti S, Varelas X. Yap/Taz inhibit goblet cell fate to maintain lung epithelial homeostasis. Cell Rep. 2021 Jul 13; 36(2):109347. PMID: 34260916.

Published on 6/18/2021

Gurinovich A, Song Z, Zhang W, Federico A, Monti S, Andersen SL, Jennings LL, Glass DJ, Barzilai N, Millman S, Perls TT, Sebastiani P. Correction to: Effect of longevity genetic variants on the molecular aging rate. Geroscience. 2021 Jun 18. PMID: 34143375.

Published on 5/27/2021

Dela Cruz A, Kartha V, Tilston-Lunel A, Mi R, Reynolds TL, Mingueneau M, Monti S, Jensen JL, Skarstein K, Varelas X, Kukuruzinska MA. Gene expression alterations in salivary gland epithelia of Sjögren's syndrome patients are associated with clinical and histopathological manifestations. Sci Rep. 2021 05 27; 11(1):11154. PMID: 34045583.

Published on 5/4/2021

Gurinovich A, Song Z, Zhang W, Federico A, Monti S, Andersen SL, Jennings LL, Glass DJ, Barzilai N, Millman S, Perls TT, Sebastiani P. Effect of longevity genetic variants on the molecular aging rate. Geroscience. 2021 06; 43(3):1237-1251. PMID: 33948810.

Published on 3/28/2021

Zhao Y, Federico A, Faits T, Manimaran S, Segrè D, Monti S, Johnson WE. animalcules: interactive microbiome analytics and visualization in R. Microbiome. 2021 03 28; 9(1):76. PMID: 33775256.

Published on 1/29/2021

Sebastiani P, Federico A, Morris M, Gurinovich A, Tanaka T, Chandler KB, Andersen SL, Denis G, Costello CE, Ferrucci L, Jennings L, Glass DJ, Monti S, Perls TT. Protein signatures of centenarians and their offspring suggest centenarians age slower than other humans. Aging Cell. 2021 02; 20(2):e13290. PMID: 33512769.

Published on 1/7/2021

Chan S, Smith E, Gao Y, Kwan J, Blum BC, Tilston-Lunel AM, Turcinovic I, Varelas X, Cardamone MD, Monti S, Emili A, Perissi V. Loss of G-Protein Pathway Suppressor 2 Promotes Tumor Growth Through Activation of AKT Signaling. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2020; 8:608044. PMID: 33490071.

Published on 1/1/2021

Song Z,
Gurinovich A,
Federico A,
Monti S,
Sebastiani P. nf-gwas-pipeline: A Nextflow Genome-Wide Association Study Pipeline. Journal of Open Source Software. 2021; 6(59):2957.

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